As Engineering Director I am responsible for the delivery of systems and tools to allow my company, and our clients, to deliver solutions efficiently. All Black Mable's development activity is underpinned by Visual Studio TFS and an agile process model. I am an MVP for Visual Studio ALM (nee Team System), an ALM Ranger, a Typemock MVP and a Certified Scrum Master
I am a regular presenter at community events in the UK and Ireland (and the rest of the world given a chance) where my most common subject is software testing and the development process.
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John has been a software developer for longer than he cares to remember. He learned to program on a Commodore PET back in the 1970s.
He lives in the heart of the Peak District and has spent the last 20 years working for various companies in and around Sheffield, working on systems for Marine Navigation, DVD production, and Educational Administration. He has also taught part-time at the Department of Computer Science at The University of Sheffield, and at Sheffield Hallam University.
He regularly attends and occasionally presents at the Sheffield .NET User Group and at (def_shef), the Sheffield Functional Programming interest group.
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Derek GrahamI am a Principal Developer at Sage UK in Newcastle upon Tyne, helping to deliver cloud-based business solutions in .Net on Microsoft's Azure platform.
My main areas of interest are in using agile methods to help improve what we ship, test-driven development, unit testing, continuous and deliberate learning, visual thinking, design and, of course, code.
I am co-organizer of two Newcastle developer groups - NE Bytes and Agile North East, a technical reviewer for Pragmatic Programmer books and an infrequent Sketchnoter.
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Sean Farmar holds the world record for answering the most NServiceBus questions - even more than Udi.
With over 20 years of experience, he specializes in providing simple solutions for complex business requirements using NServiceBus and applying SOA principles inspired by Udi Dahan.
As a solution architect with Particular Software, the creators of NServiceBus, Sean provides support, training and consulting for customers using NServiceBus and the Particular Platform.
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Don Wibier has been programming for more years than he can count. At the age of 15, he built a ticketing and reservation system in Clipper for his father's cinema, for which he and his friend were compensated with a brand new 386 PC!
After studying electronics and IT, Don embarked on a career in development, working with some of the biggest companies in The Netherlands and developing multi-tier enterprise solutions. Seeing an exciting future with the internet, he started building Delphi-based ISAPI DLLs in combination with application servers and databases. Working with an internet startup, he architected one of the fastest online services for finding and booking airfares. Don then built one of the most user-friendly Content Management Systems available, which is even now powering hundreds of web and mobile implementations across the world.
As Technical Evangelist at DevExpress and Microsoft MVP, Don is eager to share his knowledge and experience with you!
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I am a passionate hands-on .NET architect with 9+ years’ experience in not only delivering projects to global multinational clients but also their ongoing maintenance and enhancement.
Now working as a freelance cloud architect at Head For Cloud I have in-depth knowledge of the cloud, specialising in Azure and the .NET platform with experience of architecting and delivering cloud solutions into production.
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Simon PainterI'm currently a Senior Software Engineer at EuroFins Scientific, and I've been working as a .NET developer for over 12 years now in a variety of industries including government, retail and manufacturing. But, as a coder, I've been playing with making computers do whatever my crazed imagination could devise since I was old enough to read my Dad's copy of the ZX Spectrum BASIC coders manual.
I've been speaking about Functional C# at various user groups and conferences around the UK and USA, and am particular interested in seeing just how far we can push the capabilities of C#.
When I'm not coding, or running after my two small children, I have been known to enjoy the classic series of Doctor Who, Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, Cryptic Crosswords, and rather more coffee than is probably good for me.
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Dylan HayesI am employed as a Tech Lead specialising in Office 365 by Blacklight Software, a IT Services company in Wakefield near Leeds. I came to the information technology profession via an long and interesting road, which left me with a passion for solving business problems with technology. Along the way I’ve worked with a lot of different technologies but right now I spend my days applying SharePoint and Office 365 to customer challenges. When I’m not at work I enjoy being outdoors, and am a keen if not especially fast runner.
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Tomasz BartoszewskiTomasz is a developer who likes to be involved in everything at work. He wanted to be a knight, but because of low demand, he ended up slaying bugs on production. He likes improving performance of the applications. In his free time, he usually plays with Rubik's cubes, currently the Megaminx. Big Lego fan, especially Castle series, and anything what requires creativity.
Håkan holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and in addition, he holds a Master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational behavior. He has also taken courses on university level in psychology, interaction design and human-computer interaction. He has 19 years’ experience of software development in various positions such as developer, tester, architect, project manager, scrum master, practice manager and team lead.
Håkan is also part of the local chapter of the Norwegian .NET User Group Oslo (NNUG).
He currently works as Manager for AI and Big data at Miles AS, a Norwegian consultancy company.
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Adam is a Principal Developer and Tech Lead at TransUnion UK in Leeds. With ten years of professional development experience and has led both collocated and distributed teams with members from different cultures, timezones, and countries.
When not working Adam shares his man-cave with Space Marines, Chaos Deamons, and occasionally his cat Nala.
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